Department of Economics

Associate professor

Room: POR/16.A-1.91

Mauricio Prado is an associate professor at the Dept of Economics at CBS. Prior to joining CBS, he earned a PhD degree in economics from the Stockholm University and worked at the University of Cambridge and the IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies. During his doctoral studies, Mauricio was a graduate student at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), a visiting student research collaborator at Princeton University, and also a visiting graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America. In addition to the PhD, he holds a master's degree from the University of Brasilia and a bachelor's degree from the University of Sao Paulo; both in economics.

Mauricio's research deals with political economy and macroeconomic public policy in a broad sense. His current research projects focus on the politico-economic determinants of fiscal capacity and the effects of fiscal fragmentation on economic development, the role of regulation and trade on informality, the discounting of social projects, the welfare costs of business cycles, and the determinants of foreign-direct investment.

Primary research areas
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Finance
  • Political Economics
  • International Economics
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  • Dynamic Macroeconomics (Elite MSc Advanced Economics and Finance)
  • Macroeconomics: the Global Economy (Elite MSc Advanced Economics and Finance)
  • Advanced Macroeconomics (PhD).
Selected publications
  • “Government Policy in the Formal and Informal Sectors”, European Economic Review, 55 (8), 1120-1136.
  • “Warfare, Fiscal Capacity, and Performance” (with Mark Dincecco), Journal of Economic Growth
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Mauricio Prado / International Trade Theory
In: Encyclopedia of International Strategic Management. ed. /Christian Geisler Asmussen; Niron Hashai; Dana Minbaeva. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2024, p. 251–253
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
Luccas Assis Attílio; João Ricardo Faria; Mauricio Prado / The Impact of the US Stock Market on The BRICS and G7 : A GVAR Approach.
In: Journal of Economic Studies, 7.2.2024
Journal article > peer review
Pietro Campa; Giacomo De Giorgi; Mauricio Prado; Battista Severgnini / Values for Grandchildren : The Role of Grandparents in Intergenerational Transmission of Income.
Poster session presented at ASSA 2024 Annual Meeting, 2024, 1 p.
Poster > peer review
João Ricardo Faria; Laudo Ogura; Mauricio Prado; Christopher J. Boudreaux / Government Investments and Entrepreneurship
In: Small Business Economics, Vol. 61, No. 4, 12.2023, p. 1657-1670
Journal article > peer review
Giacomo De Giorgi; Mauricio Prado; Battista Severgnini / The Long Goodbye : The Economic Effects of Early Parental Death.
London : Centre for Economic Policy Research 2023, 56 p. (Centre for Economic Policy Research. Discussion Papers, No. DP18475)
Working paper
João Ricardo Faria; Mauricio Prado; João J. Ferreira / Informality, Infrastructure Investments, and New Firms’ Creation : The Location Strategy.
In: Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Vol. 13, No. 1, 3.2022, p. 321-331
Journal article > peer review
Giacomo De Giorgi; Mauricio Prado; Battista Severgnini / The Life-cycle of Migrants and Natives in the Danish Experience
Poster session presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of American Finance Association. AFA 2022, 2022
Poster > peer review
Irasema Alonso; Mauricio Prado / Ambiguity Aversion, Asset Prices, and the Welfare Costs of Aggregate Fluctuations
In: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 51, 2.2015, p. 78-92
Journal article > peer review
Caterina Mendicino; Mauricio Prado / Heterogeneous Firms and the Impact of Government Policy on Welfare and Informality
In: Economics Letters, Vol. 124, No. 1, 2014, p. 151-156
Journal article > peer review
Irasema Alonso; Mauricio Prado / Equity Trading under Heterogeneity in Ambiguity
Paper presented at European Economic Association & Econometric Society 2013 Parallel Meetings, 2013
Paper > peer review
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Outside activities

Short-term consultant, World Bank, July 24 2020 to June 30 2023